Understanding the scale and range of neurological disease associated with Zika virus infection is an urgent priority, warn researchers from the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health. Read More
This episode: I converse with Dr. Michael Smout about a liver fluke parasite could help heal chronic wounds more quickly!
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Washington, DC - August 4, 2015 - The pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes grows on refrigerated smoked salmon by way of different metabolic pathways from those it uses when growing on laboratory media. The research could lead to reduced incidences of food-borne illness and death, said principal inv... Read More
Lewis and Krithivasan Sankaranarayanan—“Krithi”-- both fro... Read More
Groundbreaking research on the universality and diversity of microorganisms is now challenging the life sciences to upgrade fundamental theories that once seemed untouchable. To fully appreciate the change that... Read More
A paper just published in nature:
reports an effective antibiot... Read More
For decades, researchers have worked to improve cacao fermentation by controlling the microbes involved. Now, to their surprise, a team of Belgian researchers has discovered that the same species of yeast used in production of beer, bread, and wine works particularly well in chocolate fermentati... Read More
The TWiVers discuss the growing Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, and an epidemic of respiratory disease in the US caused by enterovirus D68.
This episode: Viruses domesticated by parasitoid wasps have transferred wasp genes to caterpillar victims, allowing them to survive deadly infections from other viruses! This means that Monarch butterflies are effectively naturally Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
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"Hivi and his team of viruses (Ebola, Pox,..etc) believe they can win the battle, but the Virologists (who are real famous professors) beat them. However, new viruses pop-up, it will be a long battle. This makes the story very interesting and ever so engaging."
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New research on monkeys vaccinated against HIV's relative SIV calls into question an idea that has driven AIDS vaccine work for years. The assumption: a protective vaccine only needs to stimulate moderate levels of antibodies that neutralize the virus. Read More
Temperature in Oklahoma is 12 degrees C today and rainy.
My guess is Tunga penetrans which is native to South America. The black point at center of itchy toe lesion is the flea which are legs, spiracles and egg laying aparatus. Fema... Read More
Researchers have created a synthetic DNA analog that can bind to and silence the gene responsible for NDM-1, a severe form of antibiotic resistance that can make ... Read More
Dr. Sally Hodder, Director of the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute, will share the results from WAVES, the First International Phase 3 HIV Study to Enroll Only Women. Women are routinely underrepresented in HIV clinical trials although they account for half of the globa... Read More